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Drachm of Pherai with youth restraining bull

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Obverse: Youth restraining a bull, profile to right, by a band held around his horns. Petasos hanging at neck. Above, [inscription]. Surrounded by dots. Reverse: Greek inscription. Horse galloping, profile to right, rein dragging. Upper left corner, a lion's head fountain from which...

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Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, no. 161, pl. i. by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Photiades Pasha Sale); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 479–465 B.C.


Pherai, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0926.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.91 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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